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Table 1 :

From: Evaluation of patients with acute leukemia admitted to an intensive care unit

Characteristics Leukemia Control P
Age (years) 48 ± 18 56 ± 19 < 0.05
Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II score 22.7 ± 6.4 16.2 ± 8.6 < 0.01
Septic shock (%) 34.1 31.4 NS
Time until shock (days) 1.4 ± 3.2 0.8 ± 4.4 NS
Swan–Ganz (%) 45.5 20.1 < 0.05
Time of mechanical ventilation (days) 6.1 ± 8.3 6.9 ± 16.7 NS
Admission time before the ICU 11 ± 11.4 10 ± 18.9 NS
ICU length of stay 7.7 ± 9.7 10.4 ± 17.4 NS
Hospital length of stay 23.9 ± 20.1 30.7 ± 37.3 < 0.05
Survival in the ICU (%) 18 56 < 0.01
Survival in the hospital (%) 18 47 < 0.01
  1. Values expressed as mean ± standard deviation. ICU, intensive care unit; NS, not significant.